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be an understatement. with opposition that goes well beyond congress. a new nra tv ad calls the president an elitist hypocrite for being skeptical about armed guards in schools.while the secret service protects his two daughters. and some law enforcement officials - including this kentucky sheriff -- say they will refuse to comply with any laws they feel are unconstitutional. but the ground may still be shifting in the president's favor. a new cnn poll says 55% of americans 'do' want stricter gun control. some of the other executive orders. include one that would allow communities to hire more schoold another that d require federal law enforcement to trace all recovered guns. the n-r-a released its response in a commercial. grant lodes joins us with more on what the white house is ripping as a deeply personal attack. and the nra is referencing the president's daughters in this online ad that the n- r-a pre-emptively released yesterday. the white house pushing back, issuing a stern response to that ad: saying in part: "most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a
president joe biden met with members of the nra today. the proposals are expected to include bans on assault weapons and background checks. the nra said the white house has a agenda against the second amendment. >>> today we chartered a boat to bring you a look at the damage caused by a tanker that struck the bay bridge. the bumper is smashed and the cement crumbled. they are using special emergency powers to speed up the repairs. >> we expect through a -- what is known as a director's order that repairs will be put on the fast track, work underway to repair that fender within 30 days. >> as for the overseas reymar it remains waiting for the coast guard to release it. >>> the chp needs $31 million for security cameras on the bay bridge. it would cover cover the roadways and bike and ped paths. officials met to discuss the details. >>> we have been talking about the weather because the cold is coming and our chief meteorologist is here with what we could expect. >> you can feel it out there now. over night lows are cold and cold again on saturday morning. we got 46 right now in novato. 45 in
before a senate committee. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the nra is ready to fight. >> reporter: the nra executive director is going before the senate in its first hearing on gun violence since the deadly school shoot newtown. wayne lap area is the new defender of gun rights. he will talk about how law- abiding gun owners should not -- and mark kelly the former congresswoman of gabby giffords. the couple is pushing for gun control through an organization they recently started. called americans for responsible solutions. >> reporter: the nra will have to go head to head with dianne feinstein. she introduced an assault weapons ban last week. what she is saying about the nra. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> also in san francisco this morning two conservative action groups are holding a news conference right outside senator feinstein's san francisco office. opposing her assault weapons ban. the western representation pack is teaming up with the women warriors pack. their news conference is set for 10:00 this morning at one post street.
. >>> vice president biden who is heading up president obama's course on gun violence met with the nra. >> the national rifle association calling that meeting "disappointing. >> we are not going to agree on the gun questions. >>> it's like can't be real. >> another school shooting in taft california. 16-year-old student shot and wounded a classmate. >> police say hero teachers stopped a teenager from surhooting more shots. >> i wasn't surprised he had a hit list last year. >>> travel conditions in the midwest will be dangerous if not impossible because of snow. >>> kate middleton attended the unveiling of the first official portrait as the duchess of cambridge. it looks all right to us. >>> a nearly ten-foot-long python flew from australia to new guinea not inside but riding on the wings. >>> yeah! >> despite being snubbed at the oscar nominations ben affleck took home best directors of the critics choice awards. >> i would like to thank the academy. >> jack assures me is he going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency. >> rep
area congressman said an attack ad released by the nra is dangerous. >>> a lawyer in san jose drafted an ordinance and presented it at a city council committee meeting yesterday. it calls for anyone in san jose who wants to own an assault weapon to be required to pass a mental health check and then turn the weapon over to police for safekeeping. if the owners want to check out the weapons, they would have to say. chuck reed says he's not sure it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws with the president taking it up on the national level. >>> some of the best companies 0 to work -- companies to work for are right here in the bay area. janine de la vega joins us with more and will tell us were with google starts the list. >> reporter: good morning. many will likely feel a sense of pride that their company is ranking high. perks like using free bicycles like this, also helps and that's just the beginning. now, the search engine giant offers employees free massages, free food and access to the three new wellness centers and seven acres for the complex. there are benefits r to
and tornadoes hit the southwest and they're headed for the east coast. >>> a face-off between the nra and gabby giffords. details on today's showdown on capitol hill. >>> the u.s. economy shrinks for the first time in more than three years and not again, baseball's alex rodriguez denies new doping allegations. >>> but we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> this front is going to bring a severe weather potential from the florida panhandle right through the atlanta area. >> severe storms rip through the south. >> a tornado tore through mississippi, two other twisters touched down in arkansas and missouri, large parts of the country are bracing for more. >>> today the senate will hold its first hearing on gun violence since the shoot newtown, connecticut. >> the nra is expected to tell lawmakers that assault weapons ban and background checks are not seriou
met with gun owners groups including the nra representative as he moves forward as head of president obamas task force to fight the violence. >> already, the vice- president is announcing the group will have some recommendations for the president by tuesday. >> it is expected that universal background checks for all gun owners could be in the mix. >> the nra meantime says, it is disappointed with the meeting. >> we will be back in just a moment with look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. [ malheart-healthy suand delicious meals certified by
house today. tomorrow he sits down with the nra. >> this is just one of the very big issues facing the white house as we approach president obama's second inauguration later this month. as we mentioned, we'll catch up with a guy who will likely have a big voice in republican pop tix over the next four years. he is new jersey's governor, chris christie. we'll talk to him live in a couple of minutes. >>> also ahead, a warning about those metal water bottles. they're popular with children. it turns out there is a risk of kids getting their tongues trapped inside. very serious. can lead to a trip to the emergency room. so what, if anything, is being done about it? >>> then a strange phenomenon off the coast of southern california. we're talking about massive squid. they are being spotted and caught in record numbers. we'll get a live report about that. >>> but let us start on a wednesday morning in washington where the obama administration is getting ready to tackle a whole host of issues, beginning this morning with gun control. nbc's peter alexander is at the white house. peter, good
congress. now the message the nra is delivering at that gun violence hearing this morning. >>> and chevron may not be done paying up after last summer's explosion. who else is planning on fighting the company. >>> a lot of sunshine. temperatures beginning to recover during this 8:00 hour. looking outside just buhl over the bey, there's the golden gate bridge -- bridge. temperatures back up to the upper 50s and low 60s. >>> severe weather in the south this is springfield, missouri. heavy rain causing flooding. at least one death is reported blamed on the storm. right now several southern states are under tornado warnings. >>> happening right now, a u.s. senate panel is hearing testimony on gun violence. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords gave her dramatic opening statement. >> reporter: she spoke only briefly and others continued testifying this hour. we're taking a live look at the hearing on capitol hill. it started about an hour ago, when gabby giffords testified and moved some to tears when she spoke. >> violence is a big
with the nra and other guns rights groups. (gunshots) >> this set of gone a set of anti-gun violence recommendations is set to be on the president's desk as early as tuesday. as vice president joe biden's taskforce continues to meet with various gun rights groups, anti-violence advocates and entertainment and video game industry representatives, he says one recommendation is emerging. >> there is a surprising - so far - surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun show loophole but total universal background checks including private sales. >> reporter: something colorado's governor supports. >> why don't we have universal background checks all gun sales? >> reporter: the national rifle association is meeting with the taskforce today. and while the group opposes tougher gun control laws, it wants more armed guards in schools. in virginia which saw the deadliest school shooting in the nation's history - a new quinnipiac university poll shows. 66% of voters say they support the idea of placing an armed police officer in every scho
it " disappointing but not surprising ". the nra said in a statement " senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law- abiding citizens for decades. it's disappointing but not surprising that she once again focused on curtailing the constitution and said a person getting criminals or fixing broken mental-health system. the american people know than bands do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrongheaded approach ". >> san francisco police are gearing up for what they hope is is a celebration at the 49ers when it all. you remember this feedback october after the giants won the world series. a scorched muni bus, vandalism of this industry, and dozens of arrests. police say there would let that happen again. stamford's as though the details as they will have more of a presence at bars to make sure people are drinking too much. there also be more patrols and the mission district officers to manage crowds attend that tend to bore into the area. >> police will be meeting with other city officials regularly until this a verbal to make sure as the celebrations sta
this morning for standing up. it takes, you have to be courageous to stand against the nra. i want to commend you for that. i want you to remember every bit them that has lost their life. the ones that lost their lives in newtown, of the ones that lost their lives in conn, the ones that have lost their lives at virginia tech, most of all urban america. we want to remember all of them today. we want to take a moment of silence to remember them and to remember them in a way that we are going to fight and never forget who they are and their memory. we want to fight today, this is what we're here about today. standing with the police chief was saying enough is enough. standing with the politicians who is saying enough is enough. the whole reason for us to be out here today is to say something. it is not enough to say something, we have to do something and that is why we are here. we like you to take your hats off at this moment and we want to about in a moment of silence for those of lost their lives in this great country. (silence) we pray today that your memory will never be forgotten and that
it was not renewed due to pressure. the nra as announced it will for proposes bill as well. >> again we were misled that there was supposedly protest and then something sprang out of that an assault sprang out of that. that was easily have obtained that was not a fact of the american people could know that within days and they did not know that. >> with all due respect we have four dead americans was a because of a protest are because those guys out for a walk when i decided to go kill some americans!? what difference does it make? >> senators brown johnson is speaking out this morning about the heated exchange with secretary of state hillary clinton during as a senate hearing on a deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi it libya. senator johnson says he went a bit too far when he clued accused clinton of being emotional to avoid answering a difficult questions. johnson says he " probably speculated and should have ". this morning, johnson says he stands by his question saying it was important get answers right away after the attack. >> pentagon's chief leon panetta will announce today that
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